Thursday, 7 March 2019

Thursday, 3 May 2018

F***ing Awesome

A recent (exceptionally brilliant) interview I did with (the exceptionally brilliant) Maria Haskins opens with the line, "Australian musician Graham Greene is a veteran of the music business,...". When I first read that, it stirred a moment of mixed feelings. But just for a moment, because then I thought: "You know, I started out in this music industry as a kid who knew nothing, and I made it through long and far enough to be called a veteran, and that's fucking awesome." 🙂

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Rage of the Innocents - Pt.2

Part two of my Rage of the Innocents interview, where I go into guitars and stuff.


Saturday, 21 April 2018

Rage of the Innocents - Pt.1

Rage of the Innocents is my new album, which sees me following on from The Guitar Vinci Code with my musical direction. Below is part one of a brace of interview videos dealing with the making of the album. Please enjoy.

After the Album...

I have a new album, which comes after an intense year. Blogs to come, but I will leave you with this.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Guitar Vinci Amp Rig

Reflecting the pared-down approach to my recording guitars on the new EP, I used a basic but versatile amp rig for the tracking of The Guitar Vinci Code. Apart from one clean chord part recorded with a plugin, I used a Mesa/Boogie RectoVerb25 head and CabClone interface exclusively for all electric guitar tracks.
The RectoVerb25 is an amazing piece of equipment - a two-channel amp with two preamp settings and separate reverb on each channel, plus an effects loop. The amp's 25w power rating is deceptive, as I found out when playing a live auditorium show some time prior to recording, and while it is the baby of the Rectifier family, it's certainly not the runt of the litter.

The Mesa/Boogie CabClone is a simple and effective speaker simulator/interface that has some very useful cabinet settings to compliment the amp, and I pretty much left it set on open-back for all the sessions. From saturated rhythms and solos to clean sounds that could shimmer or grind, I found the match of Mesa/Boogie and Ormsby to be one made in tone heaven. Between the amp and the guitar pickups I found every tone that I needed for every track, with minimal tweaking and processing. For such a minimalist recording rig, I was beyond impressed.

I'm looking forward to finding more sounds from this rig as I get back in to the studio to see what awaits - I'll be sure to keep you updated!

Mesa/Boogie RectoVerb25 and CabClone